Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/dist/bind
To: None <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/02/2003 20:01:47
In message <>, Chuck Yerkes writes:
>Quoting Rick Kelly (
>> Chuck Yerkes said:
>> >Me?  I bailed on BIND 8 long ago and run BIND 9 in a chroot.
>> >OpenBSD added some nice patches which do things like open /dev/null
>> >and /dev/zero BEFORE chrooting so I don't really need much in
>> >that env.
>> Yup, I've been running BIND 9 for about two years now. I'm currently
>> running BIND 9.2.3 on an SS5 running 1.5.4_ALPHA.
>Which leaves me with "why is BIND 8 still part of NetBSD?"
>Invalid reasons include "it's proven"  (yes, and orphaned now too)
>It's not longer supported; it's missing several Good Things.  BIND 9
>*is* slower (bind 4 is fastest, djdns is next, then BIND8 then BIND 9).
>If you're not doing mail blasts or running AOL's DNS, you likely
>don't care (and frankly, if you are, a 4CPU machine with 8GB of
>RAM will perform better with BIND9 and still costs less than a week
>of a really good consultant).
This suggests having bind9 as the default, and bind8 in pkgsrc.

Works for me -- I run bind9, too.

		--Steve Bellovin,